Serge Aurier is a player that continues to split opinion at Tottenham Hotspur.
The Ivory Coast international is a player that can have a great game at times, however, he can also follow it up with a shocker of a performance as well – something that seems to happen far too often.
Because of those inconsistencies, it appears to have left his future with us a little in the air. According to a report by The Sun back in March, Mauricio Pochettino is keen on offloading the former Paris Saint-Germain man this summer as he looks to reshape his squad.
The defender has been in and out of the team ever since his arrival back in 2017 and, despite starting the last campaign as an apparent first choice for the Argentine, injury robbed him of any chance of making a return to the line-up on a more consistent basis.
In fact, his recent performance against Uganda in the Africa Cup of Nations left plenty of fans calling for him to go as we detailed in a previous article here on Vital Spurs.
However, Aurier may have shown Pochettino that he can still produce the quality needed moving forward and perhaps deserves another chance to show what he can really do in north London.
It would seem as though he managed to rectify that poor performance against Uganda with an outstanding display against South Africa recently in which he was named man of the match as he captained the side in picking up the three points.
In fairness to the 26-year-old, Aurier has not really had a chance of showing us what he can bring to the table as injuries have robbed him and Spurs of plenty of game-time. According to Transfermarkt, the Ivorian only managed to make 17 appearances across all competitions, missing 27 matches through various problems.
With Kieran Trippier allegedly attracting interest in Italy, and if he manages to stay fit, perhaps Aurier could get a chance to show Pochettino and us why the club actually signed him from PSG in 2017 instead of heading back into the market to look for a new right-back this summer.